Developing a Better Business/Life Balance
By Bonnie Wallsh, CMP, CMM
A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer." Nolan Bushnell, Founder of Atari Computer
You’ve successfully mastered the 3 stages of business growth and you are now looking towards developing a better business/life balance. Have you prepared a business succession plan? Have you arranged a disability policy in anticipation of unexpected medical problems? Have you started planning for your retirement? Do you have a long term care policy? Time moves rapidly and as we focus on our business we may lose sight of planning for our own future. Although Baby Boomers will always think of themselves as young and many can’t ever imagine retiring, it is important to include retirement, disability, and long term care as an integral part of our business plans.
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored." Earl Nightingale, Radio Announce, Author, and Speaker
I have included a bibliography of books that might provide you with invaluable insights as you grow yourself and your business. Enjoy!
Attitude is Everything 10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action
Keith Harrell, Cliff Street Books, 2000
Now, Discover Your Strengths
Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton, Free Press, 2001
Go, Put Your Strengths to Work
Marcus Buckingham, Free Press, 2007
Mavericks at Work
William C. Taylor & Polly LaBarre; William Morrow, 2006
Marvin Cetron, Fred DeMico, Owen Davies; Pearson/Prentice Hall 2006
The Experience Economy
B. Joseph Pine II, James H. Gilmore; Harvard Business School Press, 1999
Knockout Presentations – How to Deliver your Message with Power, Punch, and Pizzazz
Diane DiResta, Chandler House Press, 1998
The Sales Bible
Jeffrey Gitomer, John Wiley& Sons, 2003
The Savage Number How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?
Terry Savage, John Wiley & Sons, 2005
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